What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Ballwin Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the year and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are a few things you can do to prevent and prepare for such a situation. Before Your Furnace Goes Out Schedule Furnace Service An annual furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any small problems before they become a major breakdown. Stock up on Supplies Find an easily accessible area in your home to assemble an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the day arrives that you need it. After a Furnace Breakdown Check your Breakers Hopefully the problem is easy to resolve as a blown fuse. A power surge could have tripped your breaker. If you notice that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stockpile Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to raise your body heat. Safety First We understand you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are intended for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they create carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all safe heating options. Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 636-391-7377 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.